|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
Available only to postgraduate students enrolled in the Masters of Applied Science program
This subject will examine the biology of coral reef fishes with an emphasis on species from reefs and adjacent waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The subject covers the ecology, morphology, systematics and evolution of coral reef fishes. Practical work includes a laboratory and field program that introduces functional morphology, ecology and field identification of coral reef fishes. This subject will also provide an introduction to laboratory and field research methods. Students will be required to attend lectures, practicals and a field trip as for MB3160.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (eg biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. They should have an excellent understanding of evolutionary biology and biogeography of marine organisms (eg MB5070) and vertebrate anatomy. A good background in statistics and the ecology of marine systems is essential. Students must have completed MB5070 or MB5450 to enrol in this subject.|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coord/Lect:||Professor David Bellwood.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); presentations (10%); (40%).|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.